We did not hear much about Mirch till its hot and sexy trailers hit the small screens. But the intimate scenes in the trailers were enough to grab the attention of the public. It received enough publicity overnight, which would make its makers smile. That was before it was screened to the critics. But the sad part is that it has got unfavourable reviews from the critics.
Popular film critics Taran Adarsh puts it this way in his review, “Mirch has two stories in the first half (great) and two stories in the second (disappointing), while the fifth one, which binds all the earlier tales, is a downer as well. Eventually, it falls short of expectations!" He added, “Mirch blends the serious issue of gender equality with the comic flavour of the film well, at least in the first half. But it's the post-interval portions that act as a downer and in turn, makes this Mirch not as spicy."
Rajeev Masand describes the film as a 'half-cooked meal". “Mirch, directed by Vinay Shukla, is a delicious idea that unfortunately doesn't translate into a sumptuous film," he wrote, adding, “I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five for director Vinay Shukla's 'Mirch'. A stronger male lead and some tighter editing might have turned this into a crackling film. As it stands now, it's as appetizing as a half-cooked meal!"
Anupama Chopra, another popular film critic, feels that that the director has failed to depict the good theme well. “Mirch is a sexy idea that doesn"t quite come to fruition, she wrote. “Despite some good moments and smart writing, Mirch isn"t the spicy romp it could"ve been. I"m going with two and a half stars," she added.
Well, Mirch is a celebration of womanhood and deals with gender equality in relationship. It is a sex comedy with lots of wit and intelligence. Directed by Vinay Shukla, it features Konkona Sen Sharma, Raima Sen, Shahana Goswami, Ila Arun, Shreyas Talpade and others in the lead roles. It hit the theatres yesterday, December 17.